Stiff penises, leather belt, a recently divorced mother. The music theatre fare offered during the student house-theatre festival 'Roomservice' on Thursday 5 November was quite provocative.
The first artist who takes to the floor plays the role of a recently divorced mother talking about her three adolescent sons. We enter into a lively performance of the discussions with her sons and find ourselves now and then in the midst of family tussles presided over by a mobile court judge. She doesn't spare us tales of her nocturnal escapades either. As she narrates, she slowly tidies up her son's bedroom, while her buttocks gyrate to the music of Trafassi, the band with the 'grote wasjes, kleine wasjes'.
Sometimes, she comes a wee bit too close to us, something which we are subjected to too in the other performances. Drama acquires an extra dimension when a performing artist, in the role of a farmer's son with homosexual inclinations, comes right before your face with details about sexual fantasies with men while whipping the floor with a leather belt. Talk about intimate moments. / Amrish Baidjoe